Americans would give up coffee if it meant never getting sick


Twenty-nine percent of Americans would give up caffeine if it meant they never felt under the weather, according to a new survey.

A study of 2,000 American adults examined how frequently people get sick, as well as the steps they take to cope and prevent getting sick in the future.

The average respondent suffered four bouts of sickness over the last 12 months and results showed that some will go far to avoid those sick days — another 29 percent would give up social media to avoid coughs, colds and sore throats throughout the year.

Seventeen percent of people would be willing to forego vacation time to avoid bouts of sickness.

The study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of The Vitamin Shoppe brand, examined how people cope with feeling under the weather and the preventative measures they are currently taking and found just one in five reports being in perfect health every day for the last month.

When sickness does strike, we react in very different ways — results found a third of people deliberately exaggerate symptoms for sympathy.

And 45 percent report becoming extremely needy when they’re under the weather.

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